Confident Smile

Brushing and Flossing

For a brief overview of oral hygiene tips, please click on the image below. It will launch our flash educational module in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about oral hygiene.


Brush after every meal

Floss nightly after brushing to remove the plaque missed by brushing.

Use a toothbrush with a small amount of toothpaste.

Use circular, vibrating motions around the gumline for about 10 seconds on each tooth.

Brush every tooth slowly.

Brush the lower teeth up and the upper teeth down. Also brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth.

Carefully pull waxed floss between wire and braces.

Floss carefully around the braces.

Floss carefully around the gum area.

Floss around each tooth.


Improper Brushing and Flossing

Proper Oral Hygiene